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Edgar Degas' work often featured dancers: Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (1879-1881)
30/09/2014 - France - Cyprus

Thieves steal Degas painting worth six million euros from Cyprus

Thieves have stolen an Edgar Degas painting, valued at six million euros, from the home of a private collector in Cyprus.

Katsushika Hokusai - The Great Wave off Kanagawa (around 1830-1834)
09/09/2014 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2014-January 2015

The great Katsushika Hokusai brings the Japanese aesthetic to the Grand Palais, which he shares with noisy Niki de Saint Phalle in this season’s Paris art shows.
South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn with her troupe of dancers, after their performance at Théâtre de la Colline in Paris.
20/08/2014 - Report: Culture

Korean Eun-Me Ahn strikes common beat with Dancing Grandmothers

The Paris Quartiers d'été Festival in August brightened the arts scene during the French capital’s theoretically cultural off-season.
A couple embraces during sunset on the Pont des Arts with its fence covered with padlocks clipped by lovers over the River Seine in Paris, in this August 10, 2013.
11/08/2014 - France

Selfies, the new Paris love-lock?

Paris is asking love-struck couples strolling around the capital to refrain from affixing a lock to a city bridge and rather, snap a selfie in the name of love.

The fountain in Hayange, eastern France
29/07/2014 - France

Far-right French mayor paints public sculpture blue

A French mayor belonging to the far-right Front National (FN) has had a sculpture in the centre of his town painted blue without even telling the artist, who is going to sue for violation of his work ...
The Paris Picasso Museum's new director Laurent Le Bon
25/07/2014 - France

Picasso daughter donates works to Paris museum ahead of October reopening

Pablo Picasso’s oldest daughter is to donate a drawing and a sketchbook to Paris’s Picasso museum when it opens after five years of closure that were dogged by controversy.

The Winged Vivtory of Samothrace is one of the Louvre's best-known works
24/07/2014 - France

Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Versailles Palace may open seven days a week

Paris’s Louvre and d’Orsay museums and the Versailles Palace could soon open every day of the week as visitor numbers grow and state subsidies fall, sources at the French culture ministry ...
Syrian Cultural Caravan tours France with reminders of war
23/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

Syrian Cultural Caravan tours France with reminders of war

Summer is festival season in France and Europe and artists are travelling to attend and participate in performances.
Robyn Orlin : At the Same Time we Were Pointing.
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Robyn Orlin's thoroughly modern spectacle intrigues at Avignon

South African choreographer Robyn Orlin directs the Senegalese JANT-BI troupe in the heftily-titled At the Same Time We Were Pointing a Finger at You, We Realised We Were Pointing Three at Ourselves.
Satoshi Miyagi's Mahabharata – Nalacharitam
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Satoshi Miyagi's stunning Mahabharata matches perfect setting near Avignon

Beauty .... on stage and off, in Satoshi Miyagi’s telling of one of the stories told in the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata. RFI’s Rosslyn Hyams reports.

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